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Health Sciences Authority

Prohibition on Certain Products

Prohibition of imitation tobacco products

In Singapore, vaporisers such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), e-pipes, e-cigars and the like are prohibited under Section 16 of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act. This legislation prohibits the importation, distribution, sale or offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy, device or article :-

i)              that resembles, or is designed to resemble, a tobacco product;

ii)             that is capable of being smoked;

iii)            that may be used in such a way as to mimic the act of smoking; or

iv)            the packaging of which resembles, or is designed to resemble, the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products.

It is also an offence to import, distribute, sell or offer for sale any component of a toy, a device or any article referred above.

HSA takes a serious view on any person who contravenes the law. Those guilty of the offence are liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

More information on the health risks of e-cigarettes can be found at HPB's website at: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/smokefree/article.aspx?id=674

Should you have any information on the import or sales of such products in Singapore, you may report to the Tobacco Regulation Branch at Tel: 6684 2036/2037 during office hours (9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday) or email: hsa_trb@hsa.gov.sg

 

Prohibition on harmful tobacco products

Under Section 15(1) of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, it is an offence to import, distribute, sell or offer for sale any of the following tobacco products: -

      i)        Loose leaf chewing tobacco;

     ii)        Plug chewing tobacco;

    iii)        Twist chewing tobacco;

    iv)        Tobacco bits intended for chewing;

     v)        Shisha molasses / tobacco ;

    vi)        Smokeless cigars, smokeless cigarillos or smokeless cigarettes;

   vii)        Dissolvable tobacco or nicotine;

  viii)        Any product containing nicotine or tobacco that may be used topically for application, by implant or injected into any parts of the body;

    ix)        Any solution or substance, of which tobacco or nicotine is a constituent, that is intended to be used with an electronic nicotine delivery system or a vaporiser;

     x)        Nasal snuff;

    xi)        Oral snuff;

   xii)        Gutkha;

  xiii)        Khaini; or

  xiv)        Zarda.

HSA takes a serious view on any person who contravenes the law. Those guilty of the offence are liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Should you have any information on the import or sales of the above tobacco products in Singapore, you may report to the Tobacco Regulation Branch at Tel: 6684 2036/2037 during office hours (9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday) or email: hsa_trb@hsa.gov.sg